Debating with muzzled mouths: A case analysis of how control works in a Chinese television debate used for educating youths Zhong, Yong en_US 2021-11-25T12:32:01Z 2021-11-25T12:32:01Z 2002 en_US
dc.description.abstract This article contains a case analysis of the Biannual International Mandarin Intervarsity Debating Competition jointly staged by China Central Television as a new genre of what I regard as enhanced propaganda. The analysis has been informed by a brief examination of the history of the genre, which invites attention to its importance as a symbol of both China's cultural superiority and its progress towards democracy and freedom of speech. However, the analysis has found that, under the disguise of its symbolism, the genre is subjected to very strict controls. The case analysis categorized four heuristic types of control, which I call content control, procedural control, semiotic control and interpretative control. The findings of the analysis, to be discussed in this article, will show how the various types of control are intended to eliminate alternative messages in what is seemingly an improvised show. This, I hope, will contribute to a challenge of the popular perception that Chinese television has been liberalized. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0163-4437 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
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dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other China en_US
dc.subject.other Media en_US
dc.subject.other Television en_US
dc.title Debating with muzzled mouths: A case analysis of how control works in a Chinese television debate used for educating youths en_US
dc.type Journal Article en
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unsw.description.publisherStatement The final, definitive version of this article has been published in Media, Culture and Society, 24(1), 2002, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2002 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Media, Culture and Society page: on SAGE Journals Online: en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofissue 1 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofjournal Media, Culture and Society en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofpagefrompageto 27-47 en_US
unsw.relation.ispartofvolume 24 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Zhong, Yong, Languages & Linguistics, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US School of Humanities & Languages *
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